I cannot believe I have let a whole month and a half slip by without writing up a Life As Kate post! It is safe to say that the past month has been more insane than ever, some things awesometastic, some things not so much. Since I have TONS to catch you up on, let’s get started!
So when I last updated you, the Zeke monster had just broken his wrist. Well a month and two different casts later, he is all heeled! Thank goodness because those things start to smell after a while. Also, at that time the whole family got the flu. We all got rid of that but then we all got nasty colds. Now that everyone is FINALLY starting to feel better, I expect someone to get sick any time now which will in turn get the rest of us sick…again! We shall see!
I had also just started classes during my latest Life As Kate post. Classes are now in full swing and ugh….I just want to be a kindergartener taking naps during school and sipping on juice boxes again! I am really enjoying being on a new campus and my professors are all great but it is TONS of work! Papers, reading assignments, poetry critiques (which just may be the death of me!), they are all adding up and sometimes it feels as if the only thing I am ever doing (aside from working) is doing homework!
Speaking of work, since I work at an outdoor mall in Michigan (brrr!), the traffic has been a lot slower than usual but hours have been crazy and I have yet to decide if this is a good thing or not. I try not to complain because I have to pay for books and gas (in that order) somehow but come on now, can’t I just get paid to lay in bed and cuddle with Lola while reading ALL DAY LONG!?!
And now that I have mentioned Lola…Goodness gracious, I don’t know how I survived so long without a kitten! She has been nothing short of awesome! She is so funny & cuddly and I just love her to pieces. If you are feeling brave enough you can follow me on Instagram (@KatelynTorrey) but a forewarning, I post A LOT of pictures of Lola. You just may be overwhelmed by the cuteness.
Cuteness reminds me, I am now an aunt to the most adorable little boy! My older sister gave birth to Henrik Paul on February 12th! I haven’t been able to meet him yet (oh the joys of living across the state from one another) but I have been stalking her Facebook for all of the pictures and let me tell you something, he is an absolute doll! I am hoping to be able to make the trek out to her house this week to meet the little guy and I cannot wait!
And now all this talk of one sister is reminding me of another. Well it turns out people, I now have myself a new brother-in-law. You may or may not know that most of the family went on vacation during Christmas break. However, Kari’s boyfriend (who is in the Marines) was home on leave during that time, so she decided to stay back with him. A few weeks ago we found out that during this time they decided to get married. This came as a huge shock and was full of lots of family drama (we try to be a really close family so it kind of hurt big time that she would hide this from us AND lie to us about it for over a month) but what’s done is done. I still love her, but she’s my baby sister and I am also a bit freaked out for what her future has in store. Regardless, I hope nothing but the best for those two.
Next up we have the Owl City, Neon Trees, Maroon 5 concert that Kati and I went to!!! This was our first big concert this year and it most certainly didn’t disappoint! I am not the biggest Owl City fan but they did a great job of getting the fans excited. Neon Trees was simply INCREDIBLE with their awesome songs and even more awesome dance moves! And oh my, Maroon 5 <3 I am fairly certain that I had a giant grin on my face throughout the whole thing. I tried to stop myself from drooling every time Adam spoke, or smiled, or sang, or moved, or breathed, but I am not promising that it worked out all that well ;)
And then last week I hosted the Love-A-Thon with my awesometastic and equally awkward blogger friend, Alexa, and it turned out to be the BEST! I am still trying to catch up on all of the sleep that I missed but it was so worth it. It was incredible to see so much blogger love being spread around the blogosphere. And did I mention that we were trending on Twitter? Well we were TRENDING ON TWITTER and it totally made my whole blogging year!
All of this talk about awesome events is leading me to my little cousin’s talent show! Lexi is in 5th grade and honestly, I wish I could have been as awesome as her when I was that age! She got up on stage, in front of a whole crowd of people and rocked out to Starlight by Taylor Swift. She looked all sorts of adorable with her dance moves and as it turns out, the girl can sing too!
Next we have Zack Attack’s art show! Out of each of the 3 elementary schools in our area, a select few art pieces from each grade were chosen to be featured in an art show. Zack’s piece was chosen and I couldn’t be more proud! The entire family went to go see it at the art exhibit and it was awesome to see such a huge smile on his face. He did such a great job.
Well, I think I have covered just about everything (well all the big things at least!) I promise to update these a lot more from now on because it is actually really hard to remember what happened yesterday let alone what happened over a month ago!
PHOTOS OF THE MONTH:
Isn’t Henrik just beyond adorable?
Now with work and school both going non-stop, I feel as though most of my time is spent on the road.
Kati and I before the Maroon 5/Neon Trees/Owl City concert!
Can you see that gorgeousness? I could stare at my future husband for days <3
The proud artist with his artwork! Zack was so excited!
Life As Lola
As I stated above, Lola has been incredible! It took her a bit to really get used to my house; there are lots of people and lots of craziness but she eventually became comfortable around everyone. Now that she used to how things go, she has really let her personality shine through! Her favorite things to do are sneak up on people (even if she is really sucky at it), hide on me (again, really sucky at this), chase pencils and ponytails around my bedroom (those darn things always manage to get away), and attack whichever of my body parts is closest to her (most times it is my foot, an arm, or my head). She loves her play/crazy time just as much as she loves her sleep. Her favorite thing to do is sleep on my chest while I do homework/blog/mess around on the computer at night. Even though I could totally survive without the Lola attacking me part, she has been such a great kitten!
I told you this girl loves her pencils! It makes doing homework quite difficult!
She is such a cuddlebug!
She loves playing with string & ribbons!
Again she makes getting things done quite difficult but she is also super cute so I don’t mind too much!
She fell asleep while attacking my arm so don’t let all the adorableness fool you. She can also be quite fierce!